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Bucranium Mask Plaster Relief

Plaster panel, framed with painted wood. Bucranium (Greek ‘ox skull’) was a form of carved decoration commonly used in Classical architecture. The skulls allude to the ancient Greek and Roman ceremonies of sacrifice. Perhaps the most famous ancient example of a sculpted bucranium survives on the remaining section of the entablature of the Temple of Vespasian and Titus (80s AD) in the Roman Forum.

Today, these panels are used as decorative plaques for walls.

Plaster Relief
94 x 179 x 8 cm

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